14th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry formerly Woodfin's Battalion

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Brief History

14th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry formerly Woodfin's Battalion was organized at Asheville, North Carolina, during the summer of 1862 with three companies. They later increased to six companies. In the spring of 1865 four additional companies from Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania counties joined the command. It now was also called the 79th Regiment-8th Cavalry. It Disbanded near Morgantown on April 17.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 92 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. 14th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, (accessed 1May 2011).